The performance paid tribute to Michael Jackson’s 1992 “Remember The Time” video, directed by John Singleton and featured Eddie Murphy, Iman, and Magic Johnson.
A troupe of male dancers accompanied Nas’s spectacular performance, and perhaps as a nod to LGBTQ+ Pride Day, he kissed one of the dancers. Of course, there were haters, but the 22-year-old quickly clapped all the way back.
One person tweeted, “DONT USE AFRICAN CULTURE FOR S***S LIKE THIS!!!!!!! RESPECT OUR ANCESTORS.”
X responded with, “Y’all really like to pretend homosexuality didn’t exist in african culture.”